Ride like a pro – Michal Kwiatkowski
What it takes to become a world-beating all-rounder and Froome’s right-hand man
The former world champ who guided Chris Froome to his fourth Tour win.
Anyone who watched TV coverage of this year’s Tour de France can’t help but have noticed the phenomenal performance by Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski in support of Chris Froome. Leading the peloton as it charged up the high mountains, Kwiatkowski proved himself tireless in his efforts as a super-domestique. And yet he is a rider who is quite capable of winning races in his own right, as demonstrated by an incredible list of race victories, which includes taking the UCI Road World Championship title at the age of 24, and winning his first Monument at this year’s Milan-sanremo. With this year’s World Championships taking place on a hilly course in Bergen, Norway, the powerful all-rounder, who also excels in time trials, is tipped by many to take the coveted rainbow-striped jersey for the second time in an already illustrious career.